Monday, September 10, 2012

Holiday Make Up Bag (and what I actually used)

I'm a bit late with this post, seeing as my holiday seems like a distant memory at this point and everyone is in  September, Autumn, back-to-school, opaque tights, sure-it's-nearly-Christmas mode. However, I always like these kind of 'what's in my holiday make-up bag' posts cause I think it gives an indication of what the person considers to be essential, can't be without, products. So here it is!

I went to Marbella for a week at the end of July/beginning of August and it was hot hot hot. I had the luxury of an Aer Lingus 20kg luggage limit but was still determined not to over pack. Here's what I brought with me:

Estée Lauder bronzer, Avene Tinted Compact*,  Mac Studio Finish Concealer, Benefit Watt's Up highlighter, Mac Blot powder (in Heatherette compact), Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadow, Catrice eyeshadow (that I use to fill in brows), random brow brush, Maybelline cream eyeshadow, Hawaiian Tropic SPF lipgloss, Benefit High Beam & Posie Tint, Touche Eclat, Illamasqua lip pencil, Clarins 3 Dot liner*, Mac Kohl in Teddy, Clinique Chubby Stick, Top Shop lipstick, Maybelline waterproof mascara, Collection 2000 concealer, Avon mascara, YSL Touche Eclat foundation, Revlon Lip Butter, Real Techniques blusher brush and Tarte Amazonian Clay blusher. 


So not too bad, eh? Except this is what I actually ended up using:



I know. The Avène SPF50 Tinted Compact* was a Godsend. That, the Maybelline The Falsies waterproof mascara and the Hawaiian Tropic lipgloss (which I got free with a razor!) were all I needed for day time and at night I just added eyeliner, concealer and the Topshop lipstick. Someone please remind me of this post before I go on holidays next year.

Considering I spent my days doing this, I should've known.


I also brought a few nail polishes with me that got no use because nail polish was literally melting off me! Has anyone tried Shellac in hot weather? And do you wear a lot less make-up in hot climates/on holidays? 
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7 comments:

  1. I looked at the first pic & was like"is she for real??"..I literally bring "the essentials" & literally wear nothing!!

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    1. I know! So long since I was on a sun holiday ;-) I'm also guilty of being a 'just-in-case' person.

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  2. I think we're all guilty of bringing way too much thinking we'll need it! Nice when you're in the sun to keep things simple:)

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    1. Definitely. It all just melts off anyway. I've learned my lesson ;-)

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  3. I'm guilty of this but I'm determined to only bring the bare minimum with me this year.... You'd think I was going for months when we go I feel like I have to bring everything 'just incase'!

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    1. I know, I used to be a lot worse than this, and not just with make-up. I once brought a hot water bottle to Paris with me, 'just in case'. Morto.

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  4. I'm a serial over-packer and usually just use the bare essentials. The bare meaning: foundation, powder, blush, concealer, mascara, eyebrow pencil and wax. Yikes!

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